Tuesday, January 16, 2018

David Rittich 2017-18 Mask

David Rittich of the Calgary Flames (born August 19, 1992 in Jihlava, Czech Republic.)

Artist: David Gunnarsson

Mike Smith 2017-18 Mask

Mike Smith of the Calgary Flames (born March 22, 1982 in Kingston, ON.)

Artist: David Arrigo

In David's words:

At the beginning of summer '17, Smitty was traded to the Calgary Flames. As history has dictated, his kids would be the focal point on his masks. For his "white" version mask, he wanted the kids in outdoor fun mode with the mountains of Banff in the background of Lake Louise, Alberta.
Smitty wanted to go over the top with a design on his "darker" mask celebrating the long tradition of everything Stampede; chuck wagons and horses. With our own long tradition of having the family represented on the mask, we thought it would be fun for another "wrap around" design, Aksel & Kingsley on the left on the reigns with Nixon & Ajax swinging off the back (which totally is both their styles.) There are a great deal of pearls/metallics in the background which really could only be appreciated when seeing it in person, unfortunately.